Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving in Colorado

This little family flew out to Colorado to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with my parents...the weather was wonderful, the food was fantastic, and the time spent was filled with fun!  We did NOT partake in any Black Friday shopping, except for a random trip to Target on Friday afternoon.  It was oddly quiet at Target when we went, so we figured we must have come well after the rush.  Fine by us!

We spent Wednesday at the Denver Zoo, Thursday doing thankful turkey stuff, and then Friday at the Denver Museum of Science & Nature.  And then we flew home on Saturday afternoon.  It was a quick trip, but we made some fun memories and Grandma Karen and Grandpa Doug got to be entertained by Ava, non-stop.  One of my favorite moments was when we were eating lunch before leaving for the airport...after 15 minutes of eating, she suddenly stopped chewing, and quietly asked, "Why is everyone staring at me?"  Because she was right - we were totally watching her eat, and no one was really talking.  I'm surprised it took her that long to catch on that she was our sole entertainment for the meal!

Look at these little guys!

 
Posing so well with the zebras

 
Already tired of the pics...or not so thrilled with the giraffes.

 
How tall are we compared to the polar bear? Short!

 
Completely and blissfully unaware of the komodo dragon sneaking up on her...

 
 
 
It's gonna get me!

 
Watching the sea lions and listening to Grandpa Doug

 
Strutting her stuff

 
Entering the newly remodeled area of the Denver Zoo - very cool!

 
This gibbon had the crowd fascinated as he swung on the ropes above our heads.

 
On the carousel with Grandma Karen

 
Yum...ice cream!

 
We bought her a set of building logs at the Zoo, and she's had so much fun playing with them.  And we also learned that Scott is pretty serious when building things...

 
Great dinner at Carmine's - they had $1 glasses of house wine.  Dangerous!


 
Checking out the "big kids" park by my parents' house

 
Ah, so snuggly.  Or being squished by Mom. You choose.

 
At the Denver Museum of Science & Nature - in the Discovery Zone!

 
Here's Scott building again, with Ava as his helper...to give him credit, the mansion he built was pretty impressive.

 
This was pretty cool - this fan blew the scarves up in the air, and provided many minutes of entertainment.

 
See?!

 
Checking out the view from the top deck at the Museum...what a great view on a beautiful Colorado day!

 
And now it's back to reality for the next few weeks...work, work, work, tumbling, visiting family, going to a Cirque show (yay!), family pics, Santa visit, Christmas parties, etc.  I have a feeling this holiday season is going to pass us by at an incredible rate... 

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